Thursday, August 24, 2006

Charges Against Governor Dismissed

The Courier-Journal is reporting that special judge David Melcher has dismised the charges against Gov. Fletcher "without prejudice", meaning they can't be brought again.


ghog65 said...

Ummmm . . . sorry, brother. A dismissal "without" prejudice means that the charges CAN be reinstated. (however unlikely in this case).

The Chairman said...

They were dismissed WITH prejudice - without means they COULD be brought again.

And this is rather misleading - you are trying to make it out as though the charges were just dismissed by the judge when in fact this is the result of a plea agreement the governor entered into with Stumbo.

Martin Cothran said...

I won't argue with either of you. I wrote the post as the news was just trickling in. I'll let your corrections stand.